BROWNSBURG, Ind.–We see many stories here on the D’D about idiot parents leaving their kids in the car. The reasons vary…they hit the bar, shop at the local Wal-Mart, catch the latest Batman flick, work, forget the kids were there, etc. It’s almost to the point where it’s not shocking or even surprising anymore. Then, along comes Amber Kuhn with a whole new reason. She left her kids waiting in the car while she committed armed robbery! Way to go mom!
See, Amber has an addiction she has to feed. Amber is an admitted crackhead. Amber needed some fast cash. On May 8th, while her children, ages 7 and 2, were outside, alone in the car, Amber robbed a Holiday Inn Express at gunpoint. Witnesses report that a rifle was involved but Amber later stated that it was just a BB gun. Her take in the robbery was about $400. Not bad for a few minutes work, huh?
Cash doesn’t last long when you’re a crackhead. Amber robbed the same hotel on July 19th. The take that time was about $160. Working with one of the two or three brain cells she has left, Amber must have decided to hire a sitter for the last robbery because the children reportedly weren’t present.
Tips from the community helped authorities identify Amber. She turned herself in on Tuesday and is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond. Her children are in the custody of her brother.
And what does she get for her trouble, besides crack? Two counts each of armed robbery, neglect of a dependant, and theft. For the robbery, she’s looking at a prison term of up to eight years. The other two charges carry a maximum penalty of three years.
And what does Amber have to say about all this? In an interview with TheIndyChannel.com, Amber makes two very brilliant statements…Number 1: “Knowing that I can’t leave them at home, they’d have to go with me. They were sleeping.” And number 2: “From having the kids in my car, I am ordered not to have any contact with them and it’s really bad.” Living proof that crack is whack kids.Tags: Armed Robbery, Child Neglect, Theft